Construction Journal

Year: 2020

Rotes Rathaus underground station: the entrances are free © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Nov. 6, 2020

Rotes Rathaus underground station: the entrances are free

At the Rotes Rathaus underground station, the enclosures of the entrances were dismantled.

 

Alex tunnel: 100 percent lightened! © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Oct. 29, 2020

Alex tunnel: 100 percent lightened!

The ground above the Alex tunnel is 100% lightened, so it's ready for the passage of the new U5!

 

The starry sky is shining! © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Oct. 19, 2020

The starry sky is shining!

Great progress is being made in the platform area of the Museumsinsel underground station: the starry sky is shining!

 

Relocation stress at the Marx-Engels Forum © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Oct. 8, 2020

Relocation stress at the Marx-Engels Forum

Progress at the Marx-Engels Forum: Implenia's container castle has been dismantled and the tunnel opening has been closed.

 

"A new tunnel through Berlin" - The photo book on the construction of the new U5 © BVG Projekt GmbH
Oct. 6, 2020

"A new tunnel through Berlin" - The photo book on the construction of the new U5

The new illustrated book "A new tunnel through Berlin" is now available. Today it was presented in the underground station Rotes Rathaus.

 

Barrier-free to the new U5 © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Sept. 28, 2020

Barrier-free to the new U5

The new underground stations are of course barrier-free. This is guaranteed not only by the lifts, but also by many other details.

 

A new era: Now the operations begin © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Sept. 22, 2020

A new era: Now the operations begin

The new U5 construction project was handed over to BVG by BVG Projekt GmbH. It is no longer a construction site, but an operating facility.

 

150 years red city hall - our construction fence celebrates! © I. Levintov
Sept. 16, 2020

150 years red city hall - our construction fence celebrates!

New building fence design on the occasion of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Rotes Rathaus.

 

Thick things over the Alex-Tunnel © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Sept. 14, 2020

Thick things over the Alex-Tunnel

In the ground above the Alex tunnel there are 30 percent more lines than the plans indicate. An example of what this means in practical terms for the construction process.

 

... and night falls. © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Sept. 10, 2020

... and night falls.

The starry sky in the underground station Museumsinsel gets its blue paint.

 

The U5-InfoTour is now complete! © BVG Projekt GmbH
Sept. 1, 2020

The U5-InfoTour is now complete!

The tenth station of the InfoTour is now set up.

 

The U5 InfoTour © BVG Projekt GmbH
Aug. 26, 2020

The U5 InfoTour

Visit the U5-InfoTour now - free of charge and without registration.

 

100 days before the opening of the line: The U5 InfoTour © reproplan
Aug. 24, 2020

100 days before the opening of the line: The U5 InfoTour

On 4.12.2020 the U5 underground line will run from Hönow to Hauptbahnhof. 100 days before - from 26.8.2020 - we will present the U5 info tour on the surface.

 

A view of granite: wall and floor cladding in the Museumsinsel underground station © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Aug. 11, 2020

A view of granite: wall and floor cladding in the Museumsinsel underground station

The wall and floor panels are installed in the Museumsinsel underground station.

 

Skipper ahoy! The Spreekanal in the old bed! © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Aug. 5, 2020

Skipper ahoy! The Spreekanal in the old bed!

The diaphragm wall has been dismantled and the bank wall restored.

 

Progress above the Alex tunnel © S. Niehoff
July 16, 2020

Progress above the Alex tunnel

Despite numerous challenges, the reduction of the load over the Alex tunnel is making progress.

 

Large format vacuum cleaning © S. Niehoff
July 10, 2020

Large format vacuum cleaning

This week, tunnel walls, tracks and ballast were cleaned with a huge vacuum cleaner.

 

Progress in the expansion of the Museumsinsel station © A. Reetz-Graudenz
June 19, 2020

Progress in the expansion of the Museumsinsel station

In the subway station Museumsinsel the expansion is still going on: With the starry sky almost only the blue is missing.

 

On dive: Removal of the diaphragm wall in the Spreekanal © A. Reetz-Graudenz
June 12, 2020

On dive: Removal of the diaphragm wall in the Spreekanal

The diaphragm wall in the Spreekanal at the underground station Museumsinsel is being removed.

 

Short circuit attempts successfully completed! © Jens Dietrich
May 29, 2020

Short circuit attempts successfully completed!

Another stage of the construction work has been taken: the conductor rail is on!

 

Unter den Linden: Clear view © A. Reetz-Graudenz
May 20, 2020

Unter den Linden: Clear view

On the boulevard "Unter den Linden" the container castles and the solid construction fences were dismantled. The subway station is almost finished. On the surface the restoration begins.

 

So chic: The underground station Rotes Rathaus © A. Reetz-Graudenz
May 5, 2020

So chic: The underground station Rotes Rathaus

At the underground station Rotes Rathaus the benches are installed and the terrazzo floor is covered. All in chic black and white.

 

The U5 Construction During Corona Times © A. Reetz-Graudenz
April 21, 2020

The U5 Construction During Corona Times

So far we are lucky! We are spared from cases of illness. Even in corona times, the extension of the new U5 is progressing: the underground stations Unter den Linden and Rotes Rathaus are getting the finishing touches. "Museumsinsel" gets ...

 

For emergencies: Test of smoke extraction flaps at the Unter den Linden Underground Station © EJ
April 17, 2020

For emergencies: Test of smoke extraction flaps at the Unter den Linden Underground Station

A video: Should there be a fire in the underground station Unter den Linden, 20 smoke extraction flaps along Friedrichstraße will ensure that the U6 platform is not short of air.

 

Substructure of the starry sky: half is already done. © A. Reetz-Graudenz
March 31, 2020

Substructure of the starry sky: half is already done.

The installation of the starry sky substructure in the underground station Museumsinsel is progressing.

 

A tunnel on a diet: Work on the Alex tunnel is progressing. © A. Reetz-Graudenz
March 25, 2020

A tunnel on a diet: Work on the Alex tunnel is progressing.

The construction site above the Alex tunnel is in progress: Asphalt and concrete layers are being removed, pipes are being secured and relocated.

 

Unter den Linden above and behind the tracks © A. Reetz-Graudenz
March 20, 2020

Unter den Linden above and behind the tracks

The design of the track area in the underground station Unter den Linden was particularly complex - and is almost complete.

 

The first subway between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg Gate © A. Reetz-Graudenz
March 10, 2020

The first subway between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg Gate

Today the first subway went through the three new subway stations. Its destination: the U55 between Brandenburg Gate and the main station.

 

Steel for the starry sky: The substructure is assembled © A. Reetz-Graudenz
March 9, 2020

Steel for the starry sky: The substructure is assembled

The steel substructure for the starry sky is installed in the underground station Museumsinsel.

 

Topping out ceremony at the underground station Museumsinsel © A. Reetz-Graudenz
Feb. 10, 2020

Topping out ceremony at the underground station Museumsinsel

The successful finishing of the preliminary works was celebrated today with a topping-out ceremony at the Museum Island underground station.

 

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